Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation

For good. For ever.

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for all citizens of Isabella County, now and for generations to come, by attracting and holding permanent endowed funds from a wide range of donors, addressing needs through grant making and providing leadership on key community issues.

Maness Family Scholarship Fund

Mabre Maness and Michael John Maness, his son, were long-time residents of Mt. Pleasant. Mabre and Michael were alike in their intellectual curiosity, thoughtfulness, and integrity. Both were independent thinkers able to accept the views of others with tolerance and respect. Both valued education and continually sought out new learning experiences. Above all, both Mabre and Michael understood that though there are many ways to get there, everyone deserves the chance to succeed. The Maness Family Scholarship was established in Mabre and Michael’s memory to recognize a graduating senior from Mt. Pleasant who has demonstrated perseverence and courage in overcoming obstacles.  

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:

  • Student must be graduating from Mt. Pleasant.

  • Student must be continuing his or her education at an accredited post-secondary college, university, or vocational school.


  • Priority will be given to a non-traditional student graduating from the WAY/Oasis program, Adult Education or completing their GED.

  • Priority will be given to a student who demonstrates evidence of perseverance and courage in overcoming obstacles to success as expressed in the written essay.

2019 Scholarship Award: 2 - $1,000

Application Deadline: March 8, 2019